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Bermuda last minute - top 10 things to see and do?

Bermuda last minute - top 10 things to see and do?

Aug 12th, 2006, 07:00 AM
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Bermuda last minute - top 10 things to see and do?

Friends have invited us to spent a week in their home in Bermuda (Somerset area). We leave in a week and are very excited. With everything so last minute we feel a little unprepared, so I would appreciate your thoughts on things to do, places to see, places to eat, etc. We enjoy snorkeling, swimming, walking and eating out in casual dining spots (low to medium-priced), preferably outside and with a view of the ocean. My next stop is the bookstore!
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Aug 16th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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I suggest you visit bermudashorts.bm or tripadvisor.com. There are very active bermuda boards. You will have a wonderful time no matter what you do. I'm sure your friends will have lots of ideas too.
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Aug 16th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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Somerset is considered the West End.
Hamilton is "center" and the largest town - for shopping and restaurants.
St. George is the East End. Your transportation choices are bus, ferry (so beautiful and relaxing you should take a ride even if you don't have to, it's a great way to see the island from water's view), renting a scooter (lots of fun and freedom if you are careful, the rental agencies will pick you up take you to their offices and give you a lesson) and taxi (can get expensive) Somerset has many ferry & bus stops and they will take you all over the island. Weekly passes are the best buy. Feel free to e-mail me @ [email protected] with questions.
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Aug 16th, 2006, 10:36 AM
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Buy a pass for the ferry/bus - a great way to explore the Island.

The Don't Stop the Carnival is great value on the Island. It is a hokey night out with all drinks, dinner and entertainment included.

While in Hamilton, the Beaches across from where the cruiseships dock is a good local place for a drink and good food at reasonable prices.

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Aug 16th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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check out cmcfong's thread : Bermuda-a few of my favourite things.

Have fun!
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Aug 17th, 2006, 08:54 AM
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We rented a house in Somerset for a week one year. We loved it. It was on a hill above its own pocket beach and the views were gorgeous. It's a quiet part of the island and many locals have homes there. Not close to Hamilton or St. George, but close to navalyard area with nice shops and restaurants. Bermuda is not a big island. A week will definitely allow you to get in just about everything you want to do or see. Personally, I loved their perfume factory, a great thing to do if you experience some rainy hours.
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Aug 18th, 2006, 05:13 AM
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We were invited to Bermuda 16 years ago, we go back every year. Snorkeling is best past st. george's not at tobacco bay but between the fort and the resturant down the steps, you can snorkel than go down the hill and have a drink and listen to the music. I can't say enough about the beaches they are the best, south coast has the best but don't just stick to horseshoe bay there is more to the island than there. Buses are o.k. but we rent mopeds as we are used to the area. There is no low priced anything in Bermuda but you can do it easy... We enjoy the same as you, the beaches are free, buses cheap, and if you look there are some resturants that aren't too bad, no quick foods except kfc in town. Dockyard has frog and onion, st. george's has white horse, and there are a few in hamilton. You can also stop in any grocery store and get something if you want, they are all over. The caves are great, as is st. george, dockyard etc. If you need to be entertained there isn't much. It is the most beautiful place we have ever been (and we have been many places)so just enjoy...walking is easy on beaches, the old railroad tracks (now gone). Pick-up a free book on bermuda at the airport or stores..Oh and by the way see you over there we will be there friday....One bit of advice, the island looks real safe and it is , but there is crime.. Don't go in back of town, be careful on the bikes at night. Also don't leave anything you care about in the bikes it won't be there when you get back. Just use common sense as anywhere.
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Aug 19th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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Why do you say to be careful on the bikes at night? Is it dangerous (crime related?) to ride the mopeds at night?
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Aug 25th, 2006, 04:38 AM
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I didn't mean to imply that the island is crime ridden, but tourist ride around with gold,cameras, and money. Things do happen as elsewhere, use alot of common sense. Crime is there and people get the idea that it isn't because it feels so safe.
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Aug 25th, 2006, 05:53 AM
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That's a common misconception about the Caribbean (inc. Bermuda). Most people believe they are coming to Paradise and they let their guard down.

The fact is that tourists are the most vulnerable wherever they go in the world.
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Aug 25th, 2006, 09:45 AM
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jagirl - was thinking of you earlier - someone in my firm has a case in your neck of the woods and was down for depos. recently. hope you're not adversaries

sorry susan, don't mean to hijack your thread! also check out
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Aug 25th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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Most likely not Carrybean, I hardly do court work
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o.k....I meant cantstayhome, not carrybean!
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